Sunday sight: Summer of Will Power

Sunday sight: Summer of Will Power
Headed out to Indy Toronto last weekend. Not quite as loud as NASCAR, although ear plugs are great to have handy.  We enjoyed a gorgeous day, with a beautiful view panoramic view of the city. Driver Will Power – who is apparently on fire right now – took home the title. ​​

#ROMink

#ROMink
“Marking the skin places people in relationships that are social, political and cosmological.” Until September, the Royal Ontario Museum is showing TATTOOS. Ritual. Identity. Obsession. Art. Unlike My Story. My Tattoo. in Guelph, ON, this exhibit really was a history lesson (5000 years in the making) on body ink. Read more stories ‘Behind the ink.’

Saturday sight: Centre Alberta

Saturday sight: Centre Alberta
A common misconception is that Edmonton is in northern Alberta. Turns out the community of Swan Hills – a couple hours NW – is actually the geographic centre of the province. It’s found on aptly named Grizzly Trail highway. 

Saturday sight: Snye Park

Saturday sight: Snye Park
The last time I’d been to Fort McMurray’s Snye Park was a couple years ago. Construction wasn’t done then but the sunset remains beautiful. 2014 2016

2016 Canadian social media statistics

2016 Canadian social media statistics
Dave Scholz of Leger @dave_sholz and Alex Sévigny of McMaster University @alexsevigny presented 2016 Canadian social media usage data at the March 2, 2016 Canadian Public Relations Society – Toronto event. Here are the highlights: [<a href=”//storify.com/dibegin/cprsto-social-media-reality-check-3-0″ target=”_blank”>View the story “#CPRSTO: Social Media Reality Check 3.0” on Storify</a>]

When you just know

When you just know
“He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.” Lao Tzu Sometimes you know yourself just enough. “It means “Know thyself.” After which I’m always asked, “Oh? So, do you?” No, that’s the whole reason I got it :)” Paul    Read more stories ‘Behind the Ink.’

Sunday sight: Brassaii

Sunday sight: Brassaii
Met a friend for brunch today at Brassaii. In the almost 5 years I’ve lived in Toronto, we’ve been there for everything from dancing to breakfast. Hadn’t been there in a while and I always forget about the its view of the CN Tower, which is just beautiful day or night.    But it was ...

Tattoos in the poorhouse 

Tattoos in the poorhouse 
I had no idea a “poorhouse” was actually a name for institutions in Canada. Literally as it sounds, they housed the poor up until 1946 in Canada when the last one closed. The Wellington County Museum and Archives (which used to be a poorhouse called the House of Industry and Refuge) has an exhibit on now ...

Taking up space

Taking up space
“For every snake, there is a ladder; for every ladder, a snake.” Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children Sometimes coverage is what matters like for cell phones, swimsuits or tattoos.  “I just wanted something that would cover my whole arm. I thought snakes and ladders would be funny.” Bryan     Read more stories ‘Behind the Ink.’   

Going Home Star: Ballet to reconciliation

Going Home Star: Ballet to reconciliation
“The path of vengeance and the path of feathers start and end together. On the path of vengeance I departed. By the path of feathers I arrived.” Kyaanusili Haida Peace Poem It’s incredibly hard to put into words the experience of Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Going Home Star about Truth and Reconciliation based on the stories ...